Hub of the Universe

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Noun1.Hub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of MassachusettsHub of the Universe - state capital and largest city of Massachusetts; a major center for banking and financial services
battle of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill - the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
Charlestown Navy Yard - the navy yard in Boston where the frigate `Constitution' is anchored
Bay State, Massachusetts, Old Colony, MA - a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies
Boston Harbor - the seaport at Boston
Beacon Hill - a fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
Charlestown - a former town and present-day neighborhood of Boston; settled in 1629
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In 1963, life would change for Bob, his wife, and daughter, and ultimately, the citizens of Marion and the surrounding communities, as Bob won the first of 14 elections to become the mayor of what he would eventually call "the Hub of the Universe."
The path to knowing oneself and to understanding life is ultimately summed up in one beautiful passage, a message that one of the gurus that Rabbin studied with shared with him: "The heart is the sacred hub of the Universe. Go there and explore that space."
Assad, of course, believes he resides at the hub of the universe: that the Russians -- like the Iranians -- need him far more than he needs them; that they are supporting him for their own interests and essentially have no choice in doing so.
Most simply put, being humble is recognizing that you are not the hub of the universe. It's hard to maintain your self-centeredness when gazing up at the stars or into a newborn's eyes.
Last year, Chatham was the hub of the universe for bass fishermen, both recreational and commercial.
"I just don't believe that any sane creature would travel the enormity of space, the universe, etc, to visit Houghton-le-Spring and Sunderland - they're not exactly the hub of the universe, if you know what I mean...
"I regarded this country as the hub of the universe," he explains.
This was, of course, the hub of the universe talking and the landlord, like my grandmother, never let you forget it.
During his twenties, Louis decided to turn his father's hunting lodge at Versailles into the hub of the universe, moving his court, government and military command there from Paris.
This section discusses Levi-Strauss and Derrida's opposition, commenting nicely on 'New Age' commercialism and the 'contradictory attempt to achieve collective consciousness or oceanic impersonality while still attached to "a thoroughly modern world view that takes the self as a thing to be owned, cultivated, and coddled--the veritable hub of the universe"' (Primitive Passions, quoted p.
Growth of that client base prompted the opening of the Rogers office, he said, joking that northwest Arkansas is "the hub of the universe.
In Boston, we're quick Oliver Wendell Holmes, who wrote in 1858 that our city is "the hub of the universe." But if the year 2000 is any indication, Boston will be living up to its nickname in the new millenium as well.